Carrie Underwood Reveals Which Song She Would Sing For an ‘American Idol’ Audition If Trying Out Today

by Halle Ames

We all wish we could go back and change things from when we were younger, even Carrie Underwood. She reveals what song she would sing for her American Idol audition if it were today. 

Carrie Underwood first tried out for American Idol’s fourth season in 2005, when the young country star was just 21-years-old.

Carrie Underwood ‘American Idol’

Probably the most important song of Carrie Underwood’s career would be the tryout song to put her on the map. It’s not like she couldn’t kill any song she sang anyway. 

However, she selected the 1991 hit “I Can’t Make You Love Me” by Bonnie Raitt. 

In a recent interview with Seventeen, Underwood explains what she would sing if she could audition for American Idol over again today. 

“I might pick a song by Carrie Underwood,” the 38-year-old artist laughs. “I don’t know! It’s hard to think if I were starting all over again what I would do, but I sang a song by Bonnie Raitt in front of the judges for the first time. I might just stick to Bonnie Raitt.”

However, with all this success, what is one thing that Carrie Underwood doesn’t regret doing at all. 

“Trying out for American Idol. That was something that was so outside my comfort zone, and I just took this big leap, and it has worked out in the most incredible ways. I will never, ever regret that.” 

Carrie Underwood is a country music icon, with eight albums and 21 number one singles, but which legend inspired this legend? 

“I feel like my musical tastes are kind of all over the place,” Underwood said. “Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, all the strong, awesome ladies that I grew up listening to as well as different rock bands and pop bands and everything in between. I feel like I’m always looking for inspiration.” 

Easter Concert

Underwood isn’t going to need any inspiration today, besides from the Lord himself. 

At 11 a.m. CT, Carrie Underwood will perform her gospel album, My Savior, live for her free concert and fundraiser for the Save the Children Fund. The Save the Children Fund works to bring children food and other essential needs all over the world.

 The event will be live-streamed on Carrie Underwood’s Facebook page. If that time doesn’t work for you, don’t sweat! The performance will be available for viewing for 48 hours after Easter. 

The artist will take the stage at the Ryman Auditorium, which she selected due to his “church” feeling. 

Carrie Underwood will be joined on stage by gospel superstars CeCe Winans and NEEDTOBREATHE frontman Bear Rinehart.